Kokane

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Kokane
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Background information
Birth name Jerry B. Long Jr.
Also known as Mr. Kane
Born (1969-03-10) March 10, 1969 (age 47)
The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
Origin Pomona, California, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, West Coast hip hop, G-funk
Occupation(s) Rapper, singer-songwriter, producer
Instruments Vocalist
Years active 1989–present
Labels Ruthless/Epic (1989–1996)
Bud E Boy Entertainment (2010–present)
Associated acts Eazy-E
Above the Law
N.W.A
DJ King Assassin
Brotha Lynch Hung
Cypress Hill
Snoop Dogg
Website budeboyent.com

Jerry B. Long Jr. (born March 10, 1969), better known by his stage name Kokane, is an American rapper best known for his distinctive vocal style and numerous guest appearances, such as on Snoop Dogg's Tha Last Meal. He started his career at Eazy-E's Ruthless Records in 1989, co-writing songs for N.W.A and Above the Law, before releasing his first album, Addictive Hip Hop Muzick, in 1991.

Early life[edit]

Long Jr. was born on March 10, 1969, in the Bronx, New York City, the son of Motown composer Jerry B. Long. His family soon relocated to Pomona, California, where he would grow up surrounded by his father's work.

Career[edit]

He began his career as a vocalist in the mid-1980s before eventually signing to Eazy-E's Ruthless Records label in late 1989. His debut album, Addictive Hip Hop Muzick, was released in 1991, on which he was credited as "Who Am I?" to avoid infringing on laws which forbade the use of his usual moniker.[1] His first solo single, "Nickel Slick Nigga", appeared on the Deep Cover soundtrack. In addition to co-writing "Appetite for Destruction" for N.W.A's Niggaz4life, Long also contributed to other West Coast gangsta rap albums such as Above the Law's Black Mafia Life.

For his second album, 1994's Funk Upon a Rhyme, Long drastically changed his style, incorporating a great deal of singing and an eccentric form of G-funk. He would leave Ruthless Records shortly after Eazy-E's death in 1995. He was supposed to be on Tupac Shakur's One Nation collaboration album, alongside others, before Shakur's murder in 1996 cut plans for the album short. He continued to make guest appearances until releasing his next solo album through Eureka Records in 1999, entitled They Call Me Mr. Kane.

It was on the Los Angeles posse cut "Some L.A. Niggaz", from Dr. Dre's 2001 album, that Long's career found a second wind. While Long had been involved with West Coast hip hop since the dawn of gangsta rap, he had been unable to secure any substantial success for himself. This changed after his work on 2001, through which Long developed a relationship with Snoop Dogg and Tha Eastsidaz. He soon became involved in Tha Eastsidaz' debut album, and went on to play a significant role in the success of Snoop Dogg's Tha Last Meal. Long spent the next few years signed to Dogghouse Records, working on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Kane.

He later signed with Koch Records, forming a new group, The Hood Mob, comprising himself and fellow rappers Cricet and Contraband. They released their self-titled album The Hood Mob on July 3, 2006. Over the course of his career Long has worked with artists such as Above the Law, N.W.A, Eazy-E, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, George Clinton, Tha Eastsidaz, Cypress Hill, Ice Cube, E-40, Kurupt, Nipsey Hussle, and many others.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Notes
1991 Addictive Hip Hop Muzick Debut, released on Ruthless Records under the name Who Am I?
1994 Funk Upon a Rhyme First release as Kokane, also released on Ruthless Records
1999 They Call Me Mr. Kane
2002 Gangstarock with Gentry
2003 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Kane Unreleased
2003 Don't Bite the Funk Vol. 1 Bootleg
2005 Mr. Kane, Pt. 2
2005 Pain Killer'z
2006 Back 2 tha Clap
2006 The Hood Mob with The Hood Mob
2008 Raine n Lane n Kokane with Raine n Lane
2010 Gimme All Mine First album on Bud E Boy Entertainment
2011 The Legend Continues
2012 The New Frontier with Traffik
2014 Shut da F Up & Cut da Checc
2015 Lady Kokane Presents: Kokane Love Songs
2015 Kokane's 24th Anniversary Album
2016 King of GFunk

Mixtapes[edit]

  • On the Back Streets (2010; hosted by DJ Crazy Toones)
  • Dr Kokastien (2012; hosted by DJ King Assassin)

Soundtracks[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Song Artist(s) Album
1991 "Prelude"
N.W.A Niggaz4Life
"Playin' Your Game"
(featuring Kokane)
Above the Law Vocally Pimpin'
1992 "Neighborhood Sniper"
(featuring Kokane & Cold 187um)
Eazy-E 5150: Home 4 tha Sick
1993 "Game Wreck-Oniz-Iz Game"
(featuring Kokane & Eazy-E)
Above the Law Black Mafia Life
"Any Last Werdz"
(featuring Kokane & Cold 187um)
Eazy-E It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa
1994 "Return of the Real Shit"
(featuring Kokane)
Above the Law Uncle Sam's Curse
"Kalifornia"
(featuring Kokane)
"Rain Be for Rain Bo"
(featuring Kokane)
"Everything Will Be Alright"
(featuring Kokane)
"Who Ryde"
(featuring Kokane & Tone Loc)
"Gangsta Madness"
(featuring Kokane)
1995 "Last Days"
(featuring Kokane)
Spice 1 1990-Sick
"Drama"
(featuring Kokane & Above the Law)
Frost Smile Now, Die Later
1996 "4 Tha E"
(featuring Kokane)
Yella One Mo Nigga Ta Go
"Opening Doors"
(featuring Kokane)
Mac Mall Untouchable
"Nickel Slick Nigga"
(Performed by Kokane)
Dr. Dre First Round Knock Out
"Gorillapimpin'"
(featuring Kokane & Enuff)
Above the Law Time Will Reveal
"Circumstances"
(featuring Kokane, Luniz, Cold 187um, Celly Cel & T-Pup)
E-40 Tha Hall of Game
1997 "Recognize Game"
(featuring Kokane, Ice-T & Too Short)
Spice 1 The Black Bossalini
"My Soul To Keep"
(featuring Kokane)
Brotha Lynch Hung Loaded
1998 "Love Don't Love"
(featuring Kokane)
Jayo Felony Whatcha Gonna Do?
1999 "Big Figgas"
(featuring Kokane, AK & 151)
C-Bo The Final Chapter
"Fast Money"
(featuring Kokane, Warren G & Dutches)
Mac Dre Rapper Gone Bad
"Some L.A. Niggaz"
(featuring Kokane, Defari, Hittman, Xzibit, Knoc-Turn'al, Time Bomb, King T & MC Ren)
Dr. Dre 2001
2000 "Ghetto"
(featuring Kokane, Kam & Nate Dogg)
Tha Eastsidaz Tha Eastsidaz
"Pimp or Die"
(featuring Kokane & Techniec)
Mack 10 The Paper Route
"Concrete Jungle"
(featuring Kokane, Goldie Loc, Tray Deee & Snoop Dogg)
C-Murder Trapped in Crime
"Pimp Shit"
(featuring Kokane)
Too Short You Nasty
"Shut Up"
(featuring Kokane, Ice-T & Too Short)
T.W.D.Y. Lead the Way
"Like a Jungle"
(featuring Kokane & Young Mugzi)
E-40 Loyalty and Betrayal
"Keep Your Head Up"
(featuring Kokane)
Doggy's Angels Pleezbaleevit!
"Hoodtraps"
(featuring Kokane & Snoop Dogg)
"Put Your Hands Up"
(featuring Kokane, Snoop Dogg, Soopafly, King Lou & Ruff Dogg)
"Rimz & Tirez"
(featuring Kokane, Defari & Goldie Loc)
Xzibit Restless
"Hennesey n Buddah"
(featuring Kokane)
Snoop Dogg Tha Last Meal
"True Lies"
(featuring Kokane)
"Wrong Idea"
(featuring Kokane, Bad Azz & Lil' ½ Dead)
"Go Away"
(featuring Kokane)
"Bring It On"
(featuring Kokane & Suga Free)
"Y'all Gone Miss Me"
(featuring Kokane)
2001 "Dollaz, Drank & Dank"
(featuring Kokane)
Mr. Short Khop Da Khop Shop
"Es Mi Casa"
(featuring Kokane)
"So Ignorant"
(featuring Kokane, Kurupt & Nate Dogg)
Yukmouth Thug Lord: The New Testament
"Lonely"
(featuring Kokane, Mark Curry & Kain)
P. Diddy & The Bad Boy Family The Saga Continues...
"When You See Me"
(featuring Kokane & RBX)
Bad Azz Personal Business
"Dogghouse Ridaz"
(featuring Kokane, Suga Free, Goldie Loc & Snoop Dogg)
"Wrong Idea"
(featuring Kokane, Snoop Dogg & Lil' ½ Dead)
"Friends"
(featuring Kokane)
Tha Eastsidaz Duces 'n Trayz: The Old Fashioned Way
"I Pledge Allegiance"
(featuring Kokane & Soopafly)
"Now Is the Time"
(featuring Kokane)
"Connected"
(featuring Kokane & Mobb Deep)
"Sticky Fingers"
(featuring Kokane & Rick Rock)
"Late Night"
(featuring Kokane)
"Everywhere I Go"
(featuring Kokane)
"Ass on Your Shoulders"
(featuring Kokane)
Busta Rhymes Genesis
"L.I.F.E."
(featuring Kokane)
Cypress Hill Stoned Raiders
"G-funk Is Here 2 Stay"
(featuring Kokane & Mista Grimm)
Warren G The Return of the Regulator
"Back It Up"
(featuring Kokane)
Ras Kass Van Gogh (unreleased)
"Root$ Of Evil"
(featuring Kokane)
2002 "Cowboy"
(featuring Kokane)
C-Bo Life as a Rider
"Thuggin'"
(featuring Kokane & Tray Deee)
Spice 1 Spiceberg Slim
"7 Much"
(featuring Kokane)
E-40 Grit & Grind
"Clap Yo Handz"
(IV Life Family & Kokane)
Tray Deee The General's List
"Bellin'"
(featuring Kokane)
WC Ghetto Heisman
"Paper'd Up"
(featuring Kokane & Traci Nelson)
Snoop Dogg Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss
2003 "So What"
(featuring Kokane, Masta Ace & Pretty Ugly)
Prince Paul Politics of the Business
"Get Ready"
(featuring Kokane)
Roscoe Young Roscoe Philaphornia
"Take Yo Fade"
(featuring Kokane, Crooked I and Eastwood)
Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. West Koasta Nostra
2004 "High Heels"
(featuring Kokane)
Suga Free The New Testament (The Truth)
"Gutta"
(featuring Kokane & KMG)
Cold 187um Live from the Ghetto
"Make You Wanna"
(featuring Kokane, Warren G & Johnny Chronic)
Goldie Loc Still Eastsidin'
"Gangsta Groove"
(featuring Kokane)
"Nite Locs"
(featuring Kokane & Snoop Dogg)
"Can't Help It"
(featuring Kokane, Mr. Short Khop & Tray Deee)
2005 "Gangstas Keep Bumpin They Head'"
(featuring Kokane & Lebo)
Goldie Loc Loc'd Out
"I'm So High"
(featuring Kokane)
Tony Yayo Thoughts of a Predicate Felon
2006 "Suga Cane"
(featuring Kokane)
Suga Free Just Add Water
"Spittin' Pollaseeds"
(featuring Kokane & WC)
Ice Cube Laugh Now, Cry Later
"I Betcha"
(featuring Kokane & Prodigy)
The Alchemist No Days Off
2007 "Haters"
(featuring Kokane)
Young Buck Buck the World
"Last Words" (Bonus Track)
(featuring Kokane)
Prodigy & The Alchemist Return of the Mac
"U Don't Know Who U Fuckin' Wit"
(featuring Kokane)
Kurupt Against tha Grain E.P.
"Keep It Hood"
(featuring Kokane)
Goldie Loc Eastsideridaz
2008 "Hard Liquor"
(featuring Kokane, uncredited)
The Game Compton King
"Hate on Me"
(featuring Kokane)
Kurupt & Roscoe The Frank and Jess Story
"Where Ya Gonna Go"
(featuring Kokane)
"No Time To Waste"
(featuring Kokane, Rob Quest and T-Mac)
"Paranoid"
(Bloc Boyz featuring Kokane)
Glasses Malone Monster's Ink
2009 "Life"
(featuring Kokane)
Above the Law Sex, Money & Music
"Gutta"
(featuring Kokane)
"Wet Paint"
(featuring Kokane)
Tash Control Freek
"Shawty Wanna Thug"
(featuring Kokane)
Lil' Flip Respect Me
"Tha Liquor Store"
(featuring Kokane)
Dogg Pound That Was Then, This Is Now
"Secrets"
(featuring Kokane)
Snoop Dogg Malice n Wonderland
2010 "Mr. Untouchable"
(featuring Kokane)
Nipsey Hussle The Marathon (mixtape)
2011 "What's Good"
(featuring Kokane)
WC Revenge of the Barracuda
"Take U Home"
(featuring Kokane, Too Short & Daz Dillinger)
Snoop Dogg Doggumentary
"Letcha Nutz Hang"
(featuring Kokane, Tony Yayo, Jayo Felony)
40 Glocc C.O.P.S (Criping On Public Streets)
2012 "Shut Up Nancy"
(featuring Kokane)
Too Short No Trespassing
"What You Smoking On"
(featuring Kokane, Snoop Dogg & Tha Dogg Pound)
E-40 The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 3
"Killas Like Me"
(featuring Kokane, Killa Tay & Lil Cyco)
C-Bo Orca
2013 "Fux wit no bustaz"
(featuring Kokane)
Big Bossolo Everything Aint Always N Color
"Heart Don't Pump No Kool Aid"
(featuring Kokane)
Big Bossolo The Birth Revival
2015 "Whoever God Is"
(featuring Devapink, James Wade, Kurupt)
EDIDON The Hope Dealer

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

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